Ode on an Ovechkin Puck

Anyone can make the argument that Ovechkin should win the Hart, but only RMNB correspondent Emily Karol can do it in iambic pentameter.

Alex Ovechkin (Photo by Greg Fiume)Ode on an Ovechkin Puck

Alex-ander of thee Ovechkins Great,
Crown’d Captain of the Capitals Estate:
On fifth of Janu’ry, Twenty-ten exact
Since then, the team has not lookéd far back.

Four months the time has traveled quickly thus,
The winning streak was def’nitely a plus.
The wins have totaled twenty-nine to date:
To seal the fate of this belovéd Eight.

He’s heard MVP chanted twice before,
This time to come would meanéd even more;
Gretzky and Orr, alone hold down the fort,
Two of the Greatest in this modern sport.

His leadership has raised his team up high,
Above the rest, with eyes upon the prize;
Oh Captain, our Captain, we’ve heard before:
Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more 1.

1 William Shakespeare’s Henry V Act III. Scene i

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